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The Bible is full of prophecy that fires the imagination and challenges us to seek a closer walk with God. Prophecy (nevu’a) is crucial in Judaism, shaping Jewish tradition, hopes, and expectations, and pointing to the coming Messianic era. Nevu’a is related to the Hebrew term niv sefatayim, meaning fruit of the lips, which is what a prophet produces through his words—much fruit for the glory of God. Throughout the Bible, God used prophets to explain God’s Word in light of current events and encourage the Jewish People to follow God’s will. He used prophets to reveal future events in order to warn them of the consequences of their current decisions.
End-time experts are talking a lot about the Gog-Magog war of Ezekiel 38–39, a prophecy that predicts a powerful confederacy led apparently by Russia that is destined to someday invade Israel. Some think that its fulfillment is even knocking at our door. But a lesser known prophecy is gaining momentum and importance for our day: Psalm 83, in which a different confederacy attempts to wipe out Israel. This psalm seems to be addressing current issues in the Middle East—nations conspiring to destroy Israel.
From ancient times until the present, Jerusalem has been one of the most sought after cities in the world. It continues to be so. Today, perhaps more than any other time in history, people, groups, and nations dispute whom Jerusalem should belong to. It seems that internationally speaking, all eyes are on Jerusalem.